The Gardeners' Association organises the Balcombe Spring Show in March/April and the Autumn Flower Show in September. There is a Plant Sale/ Coffee Morning in May and an AGM in February. The group undertakes planting schemes around the village and mans various plant sales at events. There is an annual coach trip to RHS gardens, Wisley. A Year Book is published in the Autumn with show schedules and a diary of events. The association enjoys discounts with Dobies on seeds and other plants and equipment and a group order is placed in December each year.
New members are always welcome.
The next event is a Stall at the Village Fete on Saturday 17th July on the recreation ground
Plants, produce and information
Followed by the Annual Autumn Show
on Saturday 8th Sept
in the Victory Hall
Open from 2.30 to 4pm
Entry forms should be with Alison Stevenson, Highfield, Deanland Road, latest wed 5th Sept,
Please bring entries to the Victory Hall on the day from 8.45am to 10.45am sharp when judging starts.
Life Memberships: £15 family/couple, £10 single membership, £2 for senior citizens
available at any event or from the Secretary
The Committee Officers;
Mr J.R.Greenwood (President),
Alison Stevenson (Chairman),
Prue Harding (Vice Chairman)
Rosemary Robertson (Secretary),
Rosy Telford (Treasurer)
A planting scheme is currently underway around the village and a renovation project being undertaken on the Station gardens. No doubt most villagers will have seen the colourful planters now dotted around the Village and the station platforms, still a work in progress but a welcome improvement after the years of neglect. We really hope to get the planting established this year and the station looking proud. This friendly group meets at weekends for a just an hour or two. A further task this year will be to tackle the WAR GRAVES in the Church yard which are also sadly neglected. Any help is welcome even if you can only come occasionally. Anyone interested in joining the working party should contact
Further information can be obtained from the Secretary,
Mrs R Robertson, tel: 01444 811800.